Lips: Kiehls Lip Balm #1 Mango

19 August 2012

Yes, it's another lip post. Yes, I've only had it for two weeks. Oh and yes, it contains what most people feel is the devil of lip products, petroleum...But I had to post about this balm. I love it!

I'm not that fussy about lip balms usually, I tend to just go for the aloe vera lip balm as it feels really soothing on the lips, although the smoothing effect on my lips doesn't last for that long. However, when I was at the Kiehls store in Nottingham recently these were by the counter and I had a whiff, and ended up sneaking one in my basket. This lip balm smells amazing - seriously, I can't stress it enough! I like mango scents anyway, but this is like a tropical paradise in the tube. Every time I apply this I have a good long smell haha its just that nice.

Scent aside, I actually really like this as a lip balm too. When it first comes out of the tube it has a fairly solid, gritty texture meaning it's great initially to use as a soft exfoliating treatment, however shortly after it hits the lips it warms and softens up, and just becomes a gorgeously smooth balm. Its hydrating, and a tiny amount goes a long way. This does claim to be a temporary treatment, but my lips definitely feel softer in general after a fortnights worth of use, and my lipstick applies flawlessly over this balm. This contains SPF 4 which is fine for me as I don't wear SPF on my lips on a day to day basis (oops) anyway, but their unscented version has SPF 15 for the more sun conscious!

My only gripe with this product and Kiehls in general is their pricing - this lip balm retails in the UK for £9.50, but over in the US its only $9 - so around £4 cheaper over there than here! This is also available in a few more scents over in America, whereas it's just plain or Mango here. Despite that though I'll definitely keep repurchasing this just for the scent - I really can't big it up enough! I'll just have to stock up next time I'm stateside.

Have you tried any Kiehls products? What's your favourite lip balm?


  1. £9.50 is def a bit steep - but I do like the milk, almond and honey scrub. It smells amazing!


  2. I always wanted to try Kiehls' lip balm, they all seem very good. I want it even more after I've read your post!

  3. I agree £9.50 for a lip balm sounds a bit too much, but then again I'm a sucker for mango scented things! And this one sounds lovely
    Daniella x

  4. Interesting product! I like the fact that it exfoliates and moisturizes as well. You're getting your money's worth :)

  5. There is a Kiehls store in Nottingham?! How did I not know this?

    Love your blog :)

  6. Yep! It's round the corner from l'occitane and jo malone :)

    thank you x

  7. Really enjoyed having a read-through your blog!
    I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Kiehls (:

    Lucy x.

  8. I love your blog so glad I found it

    Your newest follower;

  9. It is quite expensive but it's worth it if you really like it and think that it moisturises your lips effectively :) I have tried the unscented version from a friend and it reminded me a bit of Vaseline in all honesty :p

  10. No, I've never tried any of their products but they seem pretty good :)

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